Dr. Daniel Sutter, a member of the faculty at the Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University is available for news media interview on the aftermath of the tornadoes that struck the Midwest and the Southeast this past weekend.
Dr. Sutter is the co-author with Kevin M. Simmons of "Deadly Season: Analysis of the 2011 Tornado Outbreaks" to be published this month by the American Meteorological Society. Sutter and Simmons are authors of "Economic and Societal Impacts of Tornadoes."
In the course of their study the authors identify patterns and anomalies and reconsider previous assertions about the effectiveness of the Doppler radar and storm warning systems. Their conclusions, as well their assessment of early recovery efforts, are aimed at helping community leaders and policymakers keep vulnerable populations safer in the future.